While We Wait
We all love times of prophetic fulfillment, don’t we? We love to see our promises come to pass, but there is a “process of time” before the promise and that means we have to wait for stuff sometimes. And guess what…waiting is a test. Unfortunately, we sometimes fail in the waiting and turn to idols.
Listen to this:
“And from what is left [of the log] he makes a god, his graven idol. He falls down to it, he worships it and prays to it and says, Deliver me, for you are my god!” Isaiah 44:17 (AMPC)
As we are waiting for God to show up—waiting and waiting and waiting—we are often tempted to break down and run to an idol for deliverance and help, giving up our victory and blessing. Friend, we have to hang on! We have to press through, and we have to get to that place where we are not trusting in idols to deliver us, but we’re actually building our faith to believe that God’s promises to us will happen. Are you with me?
Times of waiting or testing only expose what needs to be healed in our soul. How do we do that? Holy Spirit and dunamis power! The Bible says that, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.” The word “power” in that scripture is the Greek word dunamis. Dunamis means many things, but I want to focus here on this meaning: excellence of soul.
If you are lusting after something and you catch your mind going “spin, spin, spin” —always thinking about that thing you are wanting and becoming kind of obsessed and possessed until you get it—stop yourself! Stop the cycle before you carve out a wound in your soul with your “spinning”, a wound that a demon can attach itself to! Don’t try to stop in your own strength, though. That won’t work. Start releasing the DUNAMIS power in you, that makes you “excellent of soul,” and it will quench the unhealthy desires and lusts warring in your soul.
As we release by faith Holy Spirit and dunamis power, God’s power will work in us. You don’t have to beg for it, pray for it, or fast for it. It came to you freely, by grace, when you were born again. So now you need to put it to work! God didn’t just stuff you full of Holy Spirit and dunamis power for you to “sit on it”. You need to release it to heal and transform you—making you EXCELLENT OF SOUL!
“May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality].” Ephesians 3:16 (AMPC)
In this verse, Paul was praying for us to be strengthened and reinforced with “mighty power” or dunamis in our soul. When you’re in the middle of a battle, you can say, “Hold on! That is a demonic strategy to get my soul wounded, giving the demonic a legal landing strip in my life. Forget it! I ain’t falling for it!”
Here is a powerful decree you can screenshot, print out, or write down for times like that:
“I am not controlled by an idol. I am strengthened and reinforced with dunamis power in my soul by Holy Spirit!”
Rely On Holy Spirit
We don’t always know the exact problem, issue, idol, or demon that we are dealing with in our soul…but good news! Holy Spirit does!
Check it out:
“Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny].” 1 Corinthians 2:10 (AMPC)
So if you’re worrying and wondering, “Do I have an idol? What is it?” Quit! People sometimes go way too far with their soul searching. Let Holy Spirit figure it out and tell you, and when He does, just get into agreement with Him!
In fact, let’s do that right now, say it with me:
“Holy Spirit, according to 1 Cor. 2:10, I ask You to search diligently within me. Explore and examine everything in my soul that’s not lined up with Your Word. Find the things that are hidden and expose all those idols, and then bring me the profound and bottomless divine counsels of God so I can kick the enemy to the curb! Holy Spirit, release dunamis in me. Perform a miracle and make me excellent of soul. I release you Holy Spirit, according to this scripture, in the name of Jesus. I believe, Lord, that as I put dunamis power to work in my soul that You will do super-abundantly, above and beyond all that I could ask or imagine, according to Your dunamis power that’s at work in me. I’m being strengthened and reinforced with dunamis power in my inner man by Holy Spirit. I decree I’m being healed right now. In Jesus name – Amen.
Here’s the deal—when your soul is wounded, it wants a quick fix. We are tempted to leave God’s timing and God’s process in order to get what we want, but once your soul gets healed, you’lI say, “I can’t believe I ever thought I had to have that so badly!” You’ll find that everything you are wanting and waiting for are so small compared to God’s greatness!
When it comes to these idols, soul healing is a must…but you may also need to take these idols to court and strip them of any legal rights they have to afflict you…that is our next blog topic! Make sure to check it out!
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